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Advising & Transfer Programs

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At ODU we understand that as a transfer student, you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Advising and Transfer Programs Office is here to assist you with your transition to the university. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. We encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage!

Choosing A Major

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Choosing a major is one of the most definitive decisions a college student can make. Old Dominion University has resources to make sure this major decision goes smoothly.


Curriculum Planning

Cyber Services

Directory of Advisors

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Each field of study has a specific advisor.



First-Year Advising

Tutoring and mentoring services

Second-Year Advising

Academic Planning

Transfer Advising

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The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity.



Academic Continuance

Perry Library

Advising Centers

Professor Chats with Students

Each of the six academic colleges and the two program colleges at Old Dominion University provide a variety of academic advisement resources.



From the Executive Director

The academic advising process is one in which, when you reflect upon your college career, you will give very little thought. However, believe it or not, the one-on-one sessions you have with your advisor are the most valuable and life-changing events in your life.

At Old Dominion University, the academic advising program is designed to teach you how to explore your academic and career options, examine your strengths, and set goals that will carry you throughout your lifetime. Your advising sessions are a chance to discuss these areas in your life with someone who knows a thing or two about exploring a major, examining aptitudes, and establishing aspirations. How lucky you are!

Welcome to Old Dominion University.

- Sandra M. Waters, Advising & Transfer Programs